A Canadian Vietnamese Twitch streamer, known by her handle Lannia “Ohlana,” passed away from apparent suicide a few days ago.
The 26-year-old often streamed games such as “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” (CS:GO) and “Valorant,” as well as traveling vlogs and talks with her Twitch chat. She had just reached 100,000 followers on the platform, according to Dexterto.
Alarming messages: Ohlana posted three tweets and an Instagram story between July 5 and 6. In the story is a single note titled “The Next Chapter,” and was posted into a separate highlight with a heart emoji. In the messages, she mentioned every day getting harder, depression and a reflection on her life so far. Concerned followers worried that it was a suicide note.
everyday just gets harder man
— ohlana (@_ohlana) July 5, 2020
depressed ppl struggle to reach out in fear the ones closest to them will have cops show up and forcefully confine them against their will. so they’re stuck feeling alone with their dark thoughts because they don’t want to be trapped where they just feel worse.
— ohlana (@_ohlana) July 6, 2020
it’s not anybody’s fault
— ohlana (@_ohlana) July 6, 2020
Twitch passings: Earlier in the month, Twitch lost two more streamers, namely Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who was a big presence in the “World of Warcraft” scene, and Kenny “Blue622” Tancredi, who was known for “Grand Theft Auto” (GTA). Reckful died from suicide on July 2 and Blue622 “unexpectedly” on July 5.
“Heightened scrutiny has now been placed on how content creation, particularly for streamers, and the challenges it presents, often exacerbated by trolls and drama, is taking its toll on these individuals,” Dexerto wrote.
The reaction: After a person by the name of Kevin, who appeared to have been a close friend to Ohlana, commented under her last tweet, more followers, friends and streamers came to post on Ohlana’s Twitter and offer their condolences and mourn the streamer.
Hi all, Lannie has passed and is no longer with us. My condolences go out to her family. RIP.
— kevin (@imat0aster) July 8, 2020
Lana if I knew you personally I would be at your doorstep ASAP after reading these words. I wish you didn’t take your life. You were crying for help. I know you were. I wish we could have done something sooner!! We need to HELP THOSE WHO FEEL TRAPPED! :sob:
— Yunalescka ☾ (@YunalesckaGames) July 8, 2020
Life is tough for a lot of people atm
Reach out to friends and family please https://t.co/C8wcrCVgWa
— Justin Wong (@JWonggg) July 8, 2020
I’m really glad I got to meet you. The time we spent together was short but sweet, just like you LOL. Omg you were so funny. I always wished we had more time together. I’ll miss you my friend. Rest easy:purple_heart:
— jenny :v::flag-tw: (@bawnsai) July 8, 2020
Just heard about @_ohlana ….I am absolutely heart broken to know she has passed away… She flew out to hang with me in Korea a few years back cause I told her she needed a break. It was so much fun when she came. She was beautiful inside and out and I’m so sorry this happened.
— NoSleeptv (@Nosleepnstv) July 8, 2020
Rip @_ohlana 🙁 we lost another awesome person to suicide. This sucks, it breaks my heart. Streamers please make sure to take breaks, make sure to put your mental health first. Trolls can be exhausting and can really send you down a dark place. #MentalHealthMatters pic.twitter.com/7xAtmnKTZZ
— Jadethejaguar (@Jadethejaguar) July 8, 2020
To Lannie with love. @_ohlana
— D34NER (@itsD34NER) July 8, 2020
Feature Image via @ohlana.tv